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1 — Man sentenced in murder case involving Cornell student
Mother of killed Cornell student: ‘This self-serving, monstrous murderer took her away’ – Ben Cayea was sentenced to 22 years behind bars. Ithaca Voice
2 — Southern Tier comes up big in N.Y. Governor’s competition for funding
“Like winning the powerball,” says Ithaca mayor on Southern Tier’s $500m grant – The Southern Tier, which includes Tompkins County, was one of the three regions chosen to win $500 million in what’s been called “The Upstate Hunger Games.” Ithaca Voice
3 — Major wind farm project in small Tompkins town generates some concern
Some residents object to $40 million wind farm in small Tompkins town – A community-owned wind farm in Enfield planned to begin construction next year is set to provide a significant portion of electricity to Cornell University and increase New York State’s renewable energy usage. Ithaca Voice
4 — A close look at affordable housing numbers for Ithaca
In-depth: When affordable housing is no longer affordable in Ithaca – Families of modest means are being rapidly priced out of the home-buying market. Ithaca Voice
5 — Inside the shocking frequency of Tompkins child sex abuse cases
Just how common is child sex abuse in Tompkins County? – As one Tompkins County child sexual abuse case reached its end, another suspect was charged for a similar crime. Ithaca Voice
6 — Ice carving in Ithaca!!! (Despite the warm weather)
Guinness World Record title holder competing at Ithaca Ice Festival carving competition – A Guinness World Record title holder who has won more than 200 ice carving competitions is vying for a what he hopes will be his third win at the Ithaca Ice Festival carving competition this weekend. Ithaca Voice
7 — Terrible Tompkins child sex abuse allegations made
Records: Accused Ithaca sex abuser bribed children into silence with toys, candy – In newly available court documents, officials say an accused Ithaca sex abuser bribed his alleged victims into silence with toys and candy.
8 — How local residents transformed one Ithaca home
The story of 313 Tioga St., an Ithaca “Pride of Ownership” winner – “It was very exciting, very gratifying,” said Ginger Breggin on being honored with the recent Pride of Ownership Award. Ithaca Voice
9 — Local history professor, fascism expert responds to national Donald Trump discussion
Cornell prof.: Donald Trump “not principled enough” to be a fascist – Political commentators and bloggers have started throwing around the word “fascist” when discussing presidential hopeful Donald Trump. Cornell history professor Isabel Hull says he doesn’t quite pass muster.
10 — Unrest at IC continues
Ithaca College group calls for pres. resignation in second walk-out – On Friday, the Ithaca College activist group People of Color at Ithaca College (POC at IC) announced they would be holding a second walkout, according to a press release. Ithaca Voice
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